I am just echoing what has already been said in this thread but this issue left a lot to be desired. I like the idea of Shield v Hydra and I like the mystery of why Fury is working from the inside of Hydra, but the words that come out of the characters mouths just completely take me out of the story. Cap doing laps with soldiers made me cringe, not the idea of him running laps, but his dialogue. I also am not a huge fan of the name Crimson Commander, it sounds like it belongs in the 80's GI Joe cartoon not in the Ultimates.
I also felt that the "secret base" where the Wakos are being stored should have had some type of security. Before it was completely off the map but we saw that it's location had been discovered so I found it odd that whoever is in charge of the base would still leave one lone doctor to supervise it, especially given the recent state of events.
I'm beginning to think that I just won't be able to get on board with Humphries as a writer. I even gave his Uncanny X-Force #1 a try today and while it was better than his work on Ultimates it was not what I would call enjoyable. I wish him all the best but I hope they take him off Ultimates sooner rather than later.
1) Find a bad guy
2) Be Wolverine
Ultimate Wolverine is coming back, sort of!
Last edited by sage6paths; 01-23-2013 at 06:49 PM.
I would have liked this issue if it wasn't for the fact Hawkeye had to act like an idiot, he knew he should have knocked out Nails, but now we got this incredibly forced situation where the good guys are completely confused due to Hawkeye forgetting his years of training.
"The Victory is in the Preparation." - Damian Wayne/Batman My Blog
Anyone else notice how now the story is that Hawkeye knew Fury since the Iraq war despite the story being that he knew Fury since the Gulf War back in Ultimate Comics: Hawkeye?
Holding out for a Peter/Miles team up.
This is the best issue in Humphries' run so far. The storyline is good, the characters are (pretty) good, the dialogue is ok and the action was solid. It's a definite turn around and one I hope he sticks to.
I would note, though, that Humphries seems to continue to be very weak in handling Cap and Iron Man. Which is a major concern. Thor has been completely bi-polar for some time due to the massive changes in how he's written, so it's not as big a deal with him - but Cap is playing out like a cheesy cartoon version of himself, while Tony just continues down a path of sheer, abject ludicrousness. It's not even just in the dialogue with these two, it's in their entire characterisation. Millar's Cap would never have even taken the presidency - or if he had, he'd have abdicated as soon as the job of reunification was done - so it's already wildly out of character for Cap to be asserting himself in the role so much. But crappy lines like "and that's an order from your president" to a bunch of SHIELD nobodies he's randoming running around the helicarrier, or blindly declaring that he goes out and kills Nick Fury are just jarringly bad.
Tony talking to his 'tumour' is likewise absurd and lame and needs to be taken out of the picture as soon as possible.
BUT - more issues like this, and despite those problems, I'd still be pretty happy.
That parody of the White House reaction to the Bin Laden raid was classic.
I wonder, since theres the Infinity Gems, if theres going to be an Ultimate Illuminati.